SOLSTICE LOUNGE, MIAMI BEACH FLORIDA
Student Portfolio, Graduate Project
North Building Section
Scope of Project: Programming through Design Development.
Client: Romain Zago, Co-owner of Mynt Lounge, & Arkadia
Project Description: As the sherbet sunset melts into night, Solstice transforms from a delectable tapas bar to a sizzling night club. Centrally located in the Museum Historic District of Miami Beach, Florida. Solstice is the interchange of vibrant locals and tourists of Miami nights. Glamour reigns as patrons are treated as VIP at any of the three bars throughout the two levels of Solstice.
Dance Floor Perspective
Concept: The concept of Solstice drives the captivating, ever changing environment. With inspiration from solstice sites and ceremonies around the world, Solstice is about the celebration and honor of a special moment that is forever captured. Characteristics of Solstice sites such as radial symmetry, geometric shapes, and alignment of sunlight dominates the architecture and design. The highly energetic space is sophisticated, engaging, and constantly alluring.
Solstice Event: Uniquely shaped skylights inspired by solstice events are implemented into the architecture of the space. The sunlight will cast shadows in the shape of the skylights and will align at noon on each solstice event. Alignment will happen on the floor for the summer solstice, and on the walls for the winter solstice. The exact place of alignment will be marked by a material change of reclaimed copper. This event is re-created every night using custom cut Gobo lights. RBGAW LED lighting is used throughout the space for optimal color rendering. Lighting is a key component for color changes and creating drama within the space.